Swindern's Lovebird (AKA the Black-Collared Lovebird) is a small (five inches long) lovebird species that, while common in the wild, is nearly unheard of in captivity due to the fact that they need to eat figs native to equatorial Africa.

Discovered by Heinrich Kuhl in 1820 and named after professor Theodore van Swinderen, Swindern's are small, light-green birds with slight orange-yellow coloration on their chests that melds into olive and then green again. The bird gets its nickname from the thin black half-collar on the back of its neck. The tops of their heads are paler green than the rest of them, their tails have blue and red markings, their eyes are yellow, and their beaks are dark-gray to black.

Swindern's are unheard of as pets (at least, for any location outside of equatorial Africa. If anyone around the forests of Cameroon or Gabon or Equatorial Guinea or anywhere else around there has any information, I'm all ears) and as such nothing much is known about their personalities. Swindern's kept in captivity without the special figs die within days.

There are no known mutations for this species.

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